SECTION 298 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 298 in Simple Words
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Whoever, with the deliberate intention of wounding the religious feelings of any person, utters any word or makes any sound in the hearing of that person or makes any gesture in the sight of that person or places any object in the sight of that person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

IPC 298 in Simple Words

Section 298 of the Indian Penal Code states that intentionally hurting someone's religious feelings by words, sounds, gestures, or objects can lead to imprisonment for up to one year, or a fine, or both.

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Offence : Uttering any word or making any sound in the hearing or making any gesture, or placing any object in the sight of any person, with intention to wound his religious feelings

Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

Anyone who, with the intention to hurt the religious feelings or beliefs of another person, speaks or makes sounds in their hearing, makes gestures in front of them, or places objects in their sight, will be punished by imprisonment for either a year or a lifetime.

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Is Section 298 IPC cognizable?

IPC 298 has been classified as Non-Recognizable. 1 Dec 2023

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